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Obres de Ida DeLage

The Witchy Broom (1969) 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Weeny Witch (1968) 20 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Farmer and the Witch (1966) 17 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Good Morning, Lady (1851) 16 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Old Witch Goes to the Ball (1969) 14 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Old Witch and the Ghost Parade (1978) 13 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Hello, Come In (1808) 12 exemplars
What Does a Witch Need? (1971) 12 exemplars, 1 ressenya
ABC Easter Bunny (1979) 12 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Pilgrim Children Come to Plymouth (1981) 12 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
ABC Halloween Witch (1977) 12 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Old Witch and Her Magic Basket (1978) 11 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Old Witch Finds a New House (1979) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Old Witch Gets a Surprise (1981) 9 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Old Witch and the Wizard (1974) 9 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Old Witch and the Crows (1983) 8 exemplars, 1 ressenya
ABC Triplets at the Zoo (1980) 8 exemplars
ABC Christmas (1978) 8 exemplars
The Old Witch and the Snores (1970) 8 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Old Witch and the Dragon (1979) 6 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A Bunny Ride (1975) 6 exemplars
ABC pirate adventure (1977) 6 exemplars
Am I a Bunny? (1978) 6 exemplars
The Squirrel's Tree Party (1978) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Pink Pink (1973) 5 exemplars
ABC Fire Dogs (1977) 4 exemplars
The Old Witch's Party (1976) 4 exemplars, 1 ressenya
ABC Pigs Go to Market (1977) 4 exemplars
ABC Santa Claus (1978) 4 exemplars
Frannie's Flower (1979) 3 exemplars
Beware! Beware! A Witch Won't Share (1972) 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Bunny School (1976) 2 exemplars


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Children's book title a Name that Book (desembre 2013)


Ida DeLage, a picture-book author who created the fourteen-volume Old Witch series, published from 1966 through 1983, spins an enchanting stand-alone fairy-tale in this 1968 story of Weeny Witch. Small and not particularly fierce, Weeny Witch stands out from her peers, and provokes the ire of the Queen of the Witches, when she is late for a midnight meeting. When the witches plot to capture and destroy the Night Fairies, who light the stars each night, Weeny Witch ends up foiling their plans, helping the fairies to escape. Taken with them to Fairyland, she discovers that she is no witch, but a stolen fairy-child, who is welcomed back by the Fairy Queen, and renamed Silverwing...

Having read all fourteen of DeLage's Old Witch picture-books, as well as her ABC Halloween Witch, but never having managed to track down Weeny Witch, which I have always understood to be one of the author's best stories, I was quite happy when my local library was able to obtain a copy through inter-library loan. Huzzah for librarians! I enjoyed the story here a great deal, probably the best of any witchy tale I have read from DeLage, and I found Kelly Oeschli's accompanying illustrations charming. The witches are depicted in a truly creepy way, while the fairies are delightfully cute. This is a difficult book to track down, but if one can find a copy, I believe readers who enjoy witchy tales (as I do) will find it quite entertaining.
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AbigailAdams26 | Feb 24, 2021 |
Author Ida DeLage, whose fourteen-volume Old Witch picture-book series began in 1966 with The Farmer and the Witch, and concluded in 1983 with The Old Witch and the Crows, here presents an alphabetical story of a witch at Halloween time. From A to Z, the story follows the witch as she creates a jack-o-lantern, frightens some children, and eventually zooms off on a Halloween night flight with six other witches...

Published in 1977, ABC Halloween Witch was one of a number of these alphabetical adventures written by DeLage, including ABC Pirate Adventure, ABC Christmas and ABC Easter Bunny. Each page here introduces a letter, a word beginning with that letter - with the notable exception of X, which is represented by the word 'six' - and a sentence using that word. The sentences together spin a story of the witch and her Halloween experiences. The accompanying artwork by Lou Cunette, who also illustrated Wayne Carley's The Witch Who Forgot, has a vintage, cartoon-like style. I don't know that this had particularly strong appeal for me, but as someone with an interest in witchy picture-books - a pet project of mine - I was glad to read it. Recommended to readers who enjoy vintage picture-books, or are looking for alphabetical Halloween adventures.… (més)
AbigailAdams26 | Oct 29, 2020 |
Preparing for Halloween one year, Old Witch, who lived in a dark cave on a hill overlooking a farming community, finds herself spying on some schoolchildren during their classroom celebration to mark the holiday. Horrified at the "silly" party being thrown for them, with games like pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey and bobbing for apples, she decides to throw the children a real Halloween party, one they will never forget...

The eighth entry in Ida DeLage's fourteen-book series about this witchy figure - the series began in 1966 with The Farmer and the Witch, and concluded in 1983 with The Old Witch and the Crows - The Old Witch's Party was the only title I had yet to read. Having finally tracked it down through inter-library loan (it came all the way from Indiana!), I am glad to have read it, and to have completed the series. These books are not on the sweeter end of what's available, when it comes to witchy fare, nor are they personal favorites. That said, they are often quite humorous, with some spooky elements, and I find it interesting that so many different illustrators have worked on the different books in the series. The Old Witch's Party was illustrated by Mimi Korach, who also did the artwork for The Old Witch and the Wizard. The conclusion here, in which the children run away from Grandma Petticoat, after their experiences in the witch's cave, had me chuckling. Recommended to fans of the Old Witch, or of witchy picture-books in general.… (més)
AbigailAdams26 | Jul 11, 2019 |
When a sleepy bear invades her hillside cave, dropping off to sleep despite all of her efforts to rouse him and evict him from her home, the eponymous Old Witch is driven almost wild by his snores. Every stratagem she employs to wake the ursine intruder, or to put a stop to his snoring proves futile, until finally she involves a far-off giant, offering him some of her brew in exchange for his services in removing the bear. When her home is finally cleared, the Old Witch herself drops off to sleep and (of course!) begins to snore...

The fourth picture-book devoted to the doings of the Old Witch - Ida DeLage's series began in 1966 with The Farmer and the Witch, and concluded in 1984 with the fourteenth title, The Old Witch and the Crows - The Old Witch and the Snores is also the second to be illustrated by Gil Miret. The story here is moderately engaging, although not really a stand-out. When it comes to witchy picture-books, this entire series isn't really a stand-out, although I do find it interesting that the Old Witch, although rarely depicted as evil, is also almost never depicted as sweet. Recommended primarily to those who have read and enjoyed other books in Ida DeLage's series about this crotchety old witch.
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AbigailAdams26 | Jun 26, 2019 |


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